Category Archives: Geography

Geography: How to Research A Place

 

Geography = Geo (world) + graph (to write) or “writing down the world.”

Your Mission:

  1. Listen to Mr. Avirom read “P is Passport”
  2.  Choose a place you want to learn more about.
    1. Mr. Avirom will model with Minnesota State and Japan
  3. Write down a few questions. Use “Passport” as inspiration.
    1. Homes? Where do people live?
    2. Food? What do they eat?
    3. School? What do they learn in school?
    4. Famous People? Who lives there?
    5. Language? How do they say hello?
  4. Resources:
    1. Epic: Mr. Avirom has shared many collections with you. Check in your “mailbox”
    2. Ducksters : http://www.ducksters.com/geography/
    3. Mr. Nussbaum: “Landmarks or geography is a good place to start” http://mrnussbaum.com/world-landmarks/
    4. PebbleGo!
  5. Take notes on your Geography sheet.
  6. Use the top frame to draw pictures, take notes, and record what you learn!
  7. We’ll share what we learn at the end of the day. You can even make a poster or picolage!

Explore the World: Landmarks

http://nontoygifts.com/treasure-hunt-for-kids-landmarks-of-the-world-free-printable/

 

Your journey begins here:

Part 1: Statue of Liberty: Why did it turn green?

Resources:

  1. http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/most_famous_landmarks.htm
  2. http://www.howtallisthestatueofliberty.org/why-is-the-statue-of-liberty-green/
  3. http://www.nyhistory.org/community/when-did-the-statue-of-liberty-turn-green
  4. http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-is-the-statue-of-liberty-green

 

Part 2:  The Eiffel Tower

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Video

  1. https://kidskonnect.com/places/eiffel-tower/
  2. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/engineering/eiffeltower.html

Other: https://theadventurousmailbox.com/

 

 

Good Old Trees

The oldest living trees are older than you might think!


This one is in Sweden.

The oldest in the US?

Methuselah, a bristlecone pine tree from California’s White Mountains, is thought to be almost 5,000 years old—and the oldest non-clonal tree in the world. The exact location of the gnarled, twisted Methuselah is a Forest Service secret, for its protection (that might not be it above).Apr 26, 2014″

http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=29879

Building Big!

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Do you like learning about the WONDERS of the WORLD?

Bridges? Domes?

Do you like challenges?

If the answer is YES, then click here.

  1. Some Bridges: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/akashi_kaikyo.html
  2. Domes: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/olympic_stadium.html
  3. Skyscapers: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/empire_state.html
  4. Dams: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/hoover.html
  5. Tunnels: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/london_underground.html
  6. The Labs (Experiments): http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/lab/shapes.html

For Teachers / Parents:

  1. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/educator/pla_grid_12hr.html

Make Your Own Board Games

  1. USA Explorer a.k.a. “Forbidden USA” . Object: Save 4 major USA landmarks before the United States sinks from Global warming.
    1. Resources:
      1. http://www.latlong.net/place/statue-of-liberty-national-monument-new-york-usa-2122.html
      2. http://www.latlong.net/place/navy-pier-terminal-chicago-il-usa-12482.html
      3. Original Forbidden Island
      4. USA State Trivia:
        1. http://www.50states.com/
    2. Other:
      1. Location of World Cities.
      2. https://geoalliance.asu.edu/ResourcesLinks
      3. http://missiongeography.org/
      4. http://missiongeography.org/k4master.htm
  2. Candyland type “journey from Start to Finish” Games.

For Teachers:

1.https://geoalliance.asu.edu/node/185

2. http://missiongeography.org/I-3-1.pdf